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9:19 PM ET As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellator said on Monday that it has decided to clear its slate of fights in May. Bellator 242, scheduled for May 9 in San Jose, California, has been postponed, along with Bellator London on May 16 and Bellator 243 on May 29 in Temecula, California,
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12:53 PM ET Despite Dana White’s insistence in recent weeks that the Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight will go on, increasingly strict travel restrictions and other precautionary measures designed to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic appear to have the fight on the brink of cancellation. During an Instagram Live interview on March
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10:37 AM ET It appears as though the highly-anticipated Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight is on the verge of not happening … again. Nurmagomedov, on an Instagram live chat Monday morning, confirmed he is back home in Dagestan, Russia, but is now unable to leave to compete on April 18 against Ferguson at UFC
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8:35 PM ET UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is leaning toward a title defense later in the year with his recovery from a hand injury delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Volkanovksi was set to return to the Octagon at UFC 251 in Perth, Western Australia, on June 7 in a likely rematch with Max Holloway,
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1:31 PM ET UFC star Jon Jones was arrested in New Mexico for alleged aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm early Thursday morning, according to a representative for the Albuquerque Police Department. Jones, who was also charged with possession of an open container and no proof of insurance, was released from custody later
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5:54 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James taped a message of support and gratitude for UCLA health care workers Wednesday, joining a trend of athletes finding ways to support medical staffers on the front lines of the coronavirus. Athletes from around the world, from Pete Alonso to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Stephen Curry, are
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4:37 PM ET Journey Newson’s 38-second knockout at UFC 247 will live on as a highlight, but no longer in the record books. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has overturned Newson’s victory over Domingo Pilarte to a no contest due to a failed drug test, per documents obtained by ESPN on Wednesday.
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3:21 PM ET UFC president Dana White remains adamant that a UFC 249 pay-per-view event on April 18 will take place at an undisclosed location, and he’s even looking into adding potential fights to the card. White told ESPN on Wednesday the UFC could make several changes to the UFC 249 event, which currently consists
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9:14 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The UFC is closing in on a location for its lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson on April 18, according to UFC president Dana White. White told ESPN on Monday the location is “99.9%” confirmed, though he did not wish to disclose it until it’s official.
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